Advent Candle #4: Joy
Here is a copy of the liturgy for the whole series of advent candles, in case you would like to refer to it:
First Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7
Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Second Reading: Luke 1:26-38
The Christmas Chord
Third Reading: Luke 2:1-7 (in Welsh)
Carol: Angels from the Realms of Glory
Fourth Reading: Luke 2:8-16 (in British Sign Language & English)
Carol: Dawel Nos
NB this Welsh translation of the German carol Stille Nacht only has 2 verses, so don't be caught out if you are singing along with the English words for Silent Night!
Fifth Reading: Matthew 2:1-11
You can hear a rendition of Joy to the World, the carol mentioned by Ama, after the service.
For more about Joy, see the Bible Project video at the end of this page.
Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful
The lyrics of this carol appear as closed caption subtitles on the video. They should appear automatically but you may need to turn them on manually using one of the buttons at the bottom of the video screen or use the words in our lyrics booklet.
Sixth Reading: John 1:1-14
After The Service
The service was followed, as usual, by a chat on Zoom. For the carol service this was at 5pm but most Sundays we meet at 11:30am (NB for communion services, usually the last Sunday of the month, the communion takes place at 11:30 and is followed by a chat in the same Zoom meeting).
Here is a rendition of Joy to the World by the Penrallt Quartet, which we hope you will enjoy. This is the carol that Ama mentioned in the introduction to her prayers.
Joy (Bible Project Advent Series)
To complete the series of Advent Word Studies from the Bible Project that we have been following in our morning services this month, here is their video on Joy:
Thank you for joining us for our carol service, and thank you to all the many people who worked hard to help make it happen. We pray that you will have a very happy Christmas and blessed new year.